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Henry Kaiser

g, eg, *1952 US, Oakland, California
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Henry Kaiser (born 19 September 1952, Oakland, California) is an American guitarist and composer. Recording and performing prolifically in many styles of music, Kaiser is a fixture on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. He is considered a member of the 'first generation' of American free improvisers.

  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass
  • Keyboards
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • World
  • Folk
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Ants and Chimps on Music For Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
Seals on the Ice on Music For Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
Flight to New Harbor on Music For Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
Happy Campers on Music For Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
The Rakoto Frah Two-Step on A World Out Of Time by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
Platelet Ice on Music For Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
Fanaon'ny Ankizy on A World Out Of Time by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
Back in Shackleton's Day on Music For Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
I Fought The Law on A World Out Of Time by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley
Vavarano on A World Out Of Time by Henry Kaiser & David Lindley

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Wind Crystals: Guitar Duets By Wadada Leo SmithEugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser2019Album
Unexpected TwinsBruce Ackley, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Aram Shelton2019Album
Mudang RockSimon Barker, Henry Kaiser, Bill Laswell, Rudresh Mahanthappa2018Album
En Las Montañas de ExcesosChris Cogburn, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Henry Kaiser, Bob Hoffnar2018Album
We Call All Times SoonHenry Kaiser, Ed Pettersen2018Album
In The Realm OfJosh Marshall, Josh Allen, Spirit, Henry Kaiser2018Album
The Deep Unreal: Henry Kaiser solo guitar 2017Henry Kaiser2018Album
Wild CoursesHenry Kaiser & Maxwell Kutner2018Album
Friends & Heroes: Guitar DuetsHenry Kaiser2017Album
GhidorahAndrea Centazzo, Tania Chen, Henry Kaiser2017Album
Together ApartIan Brighton, Henry Kaiser2017Album
Positively Space MusicBob Bralove, Henry Kaiser, Chris Muir2017Album
Steve Lacy's Saxophone Special RevisitedRova Saxophone Quartet, Kyle Bruckmann, Henry Kaiser2017Album
Skip To The SoloHenry Kaiser, Alan Licht2016Album
A Rainbow for RileyАлексей Плюснин, Henry Kaiser2016Album
Nearly ExtinctHenry Kaiser, Steve Parker, Chris Cogburn, Damon Smith2016Album
Ocean Of StormsTania Chen \ Henry Kaiser \ Wadada Leo Smith \ William Winant2016Album
Indestrucible FantasyHenry Kaiser, Алексей Плюснин2016Album
Nazca Lines: Solo Acoustic GuitarHenry Kaiser2016Album
RelationsHenry Kaiser, Damon Smith2015Album
Echoes For SonnyHenry Kaiser, Robert Musso, Nick Didkovsky, Jesse Krakow, Weasel Walter2015Album
You Can't Get There From HereWu Na, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, Anantha Krishnan2015Album
The Celestial SquidHenry Kaiser & Ray Russell2015Album
Lake MonstersSandy Ewen & Henry Kaiser2015Album
Megasonic ChapelTania Chen, Henry Kaiser, Soo-Yeon Lyuh, William Winant2015Album
Live on WFMU with Brian Turner - February 10, 2015Henry Kaiser / Weasel Walter / Chris Pitsiokos : Topography Of The Spleen2015Album
Plane Crash TwoHenry Kaiser / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter2015Album
On Stranger WavesHenry Kaiser, Константин Сухан, Anton Ponomarev2015Album
LeapsScott Amendola, Henry Kaiser2015Album
Encounters At The End Of The WorldHenry Kaiser & David Lindley2013Album
Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar SoloHenry Kaiser2013Album
Jazz FreeNels Cline / Henry Kaiser / Jim Thomas / Weasel Walter / Allen Whitman2012Album
KamüraHenry Kaiser, Torsten Müller, Randy Raine-Reusch2012Album
Teuffel Tesla DuetsHenry Kaiser & Erik Hinds2012Album
Ninja Star Danger RockHenry Kaiser, Charles K. Noyes, Weasel Walter2011Album
Invisible RaysMorgan Ågren, Henry Kaiser, Trey Gunn2011Album
Electric Willie - A Tribute To Willie DixonElliott Sharp, Henry Kaiser, Eric Mingus, Queen Esther, Glenn Phillips, Melvin Gibbs, Lance Carter2010Album
The Art Of The StompboxNels Cline & Henry Kaiser2010Album
Buddhist Stories For AwakeningHenry Kaiser, Josh Michaell, Rev. Heng Sure2009Album
Ultraviolet LicoriceHenry Kaiser, Bob Bralove2009Album
Plane CrashWeasel Walter / Henry Kaiser / Damon Smith2009Album
Where Endless Meets DisappearingHenry Kaiser2009Album
Healing Force - The Songs Of Albert AylerVinny Golia, Aurora Josephson, Henry Kaiser, Mike Keneally, Joe Morris, Damon Smith, Weasel Walter2007Album
Zen KaijuKiku Day & Henry Kaiser2007Album
Infinity SquaredAndrea Centazzo, Henry Kaiser2006Album
Invite The Spirit 2006Henry Kaiser / Charles K. Noyes / Song Won Park2006Album
Domo Arigato Derek-Sensei!Henry Kaiser2006Album
UpriverHenry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles!2005Album
Sky GardenHenry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith : Yo Miles!2003Album
Guitar PartyHenry Kaiser - Glenn Phillips2003Album
A Bunch Of Guitar SolosHenry Kaiser2003Album
The Social/Science SetBruce Ackley, Derek Bailey, Greg Goodman, Henry Kaiser, Toshinori Kondo, Larry Ochs, Evan Parker, Jon Raskin and Andrew Voigt2002Album
Heavy MetaGreg Goodman / Henry Kaiser / Lukas Ligeti2002Album
PasswordsHenry Kaiser & Paul Plimley1999Album
Friends & EnemiesFred Frith & Henry Kaiser1999Compil.
ThroughHenry Kaiser & Roberto Zorzi1999Album
The Guitar LessonEugene Chadbourne / Henry Kaiser1999Album
Yo Miles!Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith1998Album
Giorni FeliciLa 1919 Featuring Franco Fabbri, Henry Kaiser, John Oswald, Fausto Rossi1997Album
The Sweet Sunny North Vol. 2Henry Kaiser & David Lindley1996Album
Outside Aloha PleasureHenry Kaiser1996Compil.
The SeanceDanielle DeGruttola • Henry Kaiser • Mobius Music1996Album
Eternity BlueHenry Kaiser1995Album
AcousticsHenry Kaiser, Mari Kimura, Jim O'Rourke, John Oswald1994Album
The Sweet Sunny NorthHenry Kaiser & David Lindley1994Album
The Psychedelic Guitar CircusHenry Kaiser / Steve Kimock / Harvey Mandel / Freddie Roulette1994Album
Delirium / HomesicknessHenry Kaiser1993Single
The Five Heavenly TruthsHenry Kaiser1993Album
A World Out Of Time Vol. 2, Henry Kaiser & David Lindley In MadagascarHenry Kaiser & David Lindley1993Album
WireforksDerek Bailey & Henry Kaiser1993Album
Lemon Fish TweezerHenry Kaiser1992Compil.
People Don't Change / StalkerBruce Anderson & Henry Kaiser1991Single
Tomorrow Knows Where You LiveHenry Kaiser / Jim O'Rourke1991Album
Hope You Like Our New DirectionHenry Kaiser1991Album
Popular ScienceСергей Курёхин & Henry Kaiser1989Album
Alternate VersionsHenry Kaiser1988Album
Those Who Know History Are Doomed To Repeat ItHenry Kaiser1988Album
Re-Marrying For MoneyHenry Kaiser1988Album
With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends?Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser1987Album
Devil In The DrainHenry Kaiser1987Album
UntitledHenry Kaiser & Bill Frisell / Rula Lenska1986Album
It's A Wonderful LifeHenry Kaiser1984Album
Invite The SpiritHenry Kaiser / Charles K. Noyes / Song Won Park1984Album
Who Needs Enemies ?Henry Kaiser And Fred Frith1983Album
The Construction Of Ruins - The Australian SiteGreg Goodman, Henry Kaiser, Jon Rose1982Album
AlohaHenry Kaiser1981Album
Metalanguage Festival Of Improvised Music 1980 - Volume 2: The Science SetDerek Bailey, Evan Parker, Henry Kaiser, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Greg Goodman, Toshinori Kondo, Andrew Voigt1981Album
Metalanguage Festival Of Improvised Music 1980 - Volume 1: The Social SetBruce Ackley, Greg Goodman, Henry Kaiser, Toshinori Kondo, Larry Ochs, Evan Parker, Jon Raskin, Andrew Voigt1981Album
Outside PleasureHenry Kaiser1980Album
Free MammalsCharles K. Noyes And Owen Maercks With Henry Kaiser And Greg Goodman1979Album
If Looks Could KillJim French With Diamanda Galás And Henry Kaiser1979Album
ProtocolHenry Kaiser / Andrea Centazzo / Toshinori Kondo1979Album
DaredevilsRova Saxophone Quartet With Henry Kaiser1979Album
With Friends Like TheseFred Frith / Henry Kaiser1979Album
ImprovisedJohn Oswald & Henry Kaiser1978Album
Moose And SalmonToshinori Kondo / Henry Kaiser / John Oswald1978Album
Ice DeathHenry Kaiser1977Album
Interstellar TransmissionsHenry Kaiser, Ed Pettersen, Martin Küchen, Tania Chen, Jeff Coffin, Damon Smith, Jordan Muscatello, Roger TurnerAlbum
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